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I have always wanted to visit this area and finally made it this autumn. We drove there from Osaka and arrived around 1030 am. It was not crowded and the weather was amazing. Not a cloud in the sky. On the way there we stopped...More
I was there at the start of the cherry blossom season and while the mountain was a sight to behold with tons of pink and white flowers, the crowd itself slightly dampened the mood. The queues to take the ropeway and shuttle buses were ridiculous...More
Spots where there are plenty of cherry blossoms
Yoshino is a famous sightseeing spot with cherry blossoms.
There is a distance to the place where you can see the cherry blossoms from the station, but if you have time, it is more fun to go...More
If I'd seen Yoshino at it's full bloom peak, I would have obviously given it a five star rating... but even though I caught the tail end of the season, it was still wonderful with great shops and temples throughout the area.
Many people take...More
We took the Kintetsu limited express from Osaka Abenobashi station which is adjacent to JR Tennoji station. The train journey took about 1 hr 15 mins. Being 2 April, the train was still crowded with local tourist, even though we had deliberately avoided the weekend....More
Loved the town of Yoshino where you can amble along the one main street to taste foods and browse through little shops with variety of Japanese goods.The people in town cannot speak English but were so friendly and helpful.It was such a wonderful stay!The sight...More
Visited Mt Yoshino on 1 Apr 2018. Bought the 7.10am Kintetsu Sakura Liner tix departing Osaka Abenobashi the moment i reached Kyoto about 5-6 days ago as this is a reserved seat train which is faster than the others. It cost ¥1,480 each way. The...More
Sadly there was only a hint of autumn colours & the clouds were heavy so thick mist. But it only added to the atmosphere. Walking was easy along a narrow empty road. It was so quiet we thought we were lost. So we were very...More
Yoshinoyama is famous for "Thousand Sakura In One View" which truly live up to its reputation. I was impressed Wow by the abundance of pink over the beautiful mountain.
It is a different sighting compare to Sakura viewing in Kyoto or Tokyo parks. Recommended to...More